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Best Game Night Snacks

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First, how do you feel about snacks on your game nights? Do you cringe at the thought alone or is it an inseparable part of your gatherings?

For those who are a snacks advocate, which ones have been hit or a miss? What are your favorites?

I like something bite sized so I tend to like cheese platters. I also enjoy chips and dips but it does come with a slight risk. It's still not as big of a hazard as some other snacks around though. As for drinks, I make sure they're far removed from the playing area. But overall, I really don't have to worry about these things as much because most game nights are just me and my wife :)

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Supporter7 months ago

My favorite combo is Cheetos and Buffalo Wings. They are super easy to eat and all you need to do is lick off your fingers, give a little wipe on your napkin and you’re good to go to pass the rest of your cards to the next player in your game of 7 Wonders. Very little stickiness to the cards and as a bonus, they smell good when you get them out the next time!

Supporter7 months ago

(This is a joke)

7 months ago

Loving the clarification, although maybe not a bad idea if you ever wanted to be invited to another game night! XD

Supporter7 months ago

This is true. Have to have a good strategy for all possibilities. 

Owner7 months ago

I was really hoping you'd say that.... xD

Supporter7 months ago

*whew!*

Supporter7 months ago

Wow. Shuddered reading this, even though I knew it was a joke

Supporter7 months ago

I almost couldn’t post this because it was so horrible haha

Supporter7 months ago

I find that candies with a hard coating are pretty good and don’t leave much of a residue.

Owner7 months ago

I'm so not a candy person haha, but I do tend to like sour worms. Candies and sweets are dangerous for me (and especially my wife) on game nights because you quickly lose track of how many you eat!

Supporter7 months ago

Yes I can eat way too much too! 

Supporter7 months ago

Cheese is the ultimate snack. But if you are looking for snacks that leave more residue consider vegetable stick. Or, discover the wide world of foods you can eat with a fork or a spoon..... You want cheese puffs?? Great, eat it what a fork.... You want popcorn? Use a spoon or a toothpick. You can even do stuff like pizza if you are all willing to eat it with a fork. 

7 months ago

I am a big fan of vegetable sticks and humous as a solid snack as it is grease/oil free on your hands.

Supporter7 months ago

Hummus is a good idea 

7 months ago

Healthy too :)

Supporter7 months ago

There is that..... 

Owner7 months ago

Ah yes, using utencils. I have a friend who uses chopsticks for the snacks you mentioned. Looks odd, but sure works! I never had to deal with this kind of stuff since I've never hosted a game night with anyone other than family. I'm sure most people are good about respecting another person's property, but there are certainly people out there who are oblivious haha. In those cases, I think a lot of people have trouble communicating this without coming off as being "too much" to your friends.

Supporter7 months ago

There certainly are oblivious persons out there, I do love the chopsticks idea. 

Supporter7 months ago

Yep. Your fingers are for a higher use... playing the game! Let a utensil give you your food 

Supporter7 months ago

Definitely a higher use. 

Supporter7 months ago

We usually have crackers, cheese, and licorice. Occasionally we’ll eat pizza before the main event but we always wash before getting down to business. 

Owner7 months ago

I like all those except one. I'll never understand people who like licorice lol

7 months ago

Agreed, it is bizarre, and it ends up in so many sweet-related (candy for the Americans) things. Although I have given up overly processed sugary stuff a while back so I am safe from the horror of accidentally eating licorice!

Supporter7 months ago

Not black licorice. That stuff is foul. Red licorice like Twizzlers. 

7 months ago

I cringe a bit, but I try really hard not to be "that guy" when it comes to being overly-protective, haha. Cards sleeves help. One thing I do if there is food around is pass out napkins - it's sort of passive aggressive, but it works. Also if we eat something like pizza beforehand or on a break, I just straight up ask everyone to wash their hands before we play. No one has a problem with that, as far as I can tell.

For snacks, I like to put them on a separate table just to limit their presence at the table. To be honest, there hasn't been a snack we've had that I've thought "ok that's a good game night snack." Most food leaves some kind of residue if you're eating it with your hands, and if you're not eating finger food, then you're probably not putting a whole plate of food down on the game table, simply due to space restrictions, haha. Maybe grapes would be good? LOL.

7 months ago

I think most people I know are pretty reasonable about it if you ask them to refrain from snacking or to wash hands. And if thy aren't it is kind of on them as they should respect someone else's property.

Owner7 months ago

Are the cards sleeved for your #Oceans? And I think the way you handle it is great. Way better than being completely passive and reaching a boiling point lol. I prefer straight up communication any day so that we're on the same page.

Grape does work well as a minimal snack :)

I think I've had @trentellingsen and his wife bring out ice cream or a popsicle stick (BEFORE the game setup), which works well as dessert and no need for more snacks afterward.

7 months ago

Yes, I backed the deluxe edition which came with custom sleeves, so that's great, haha. And yeah, eating immediately before playing works because people are less likely to feel peckish during the game :)

Owner7 months ago

We do that because we mostly can't wait any longer since we just put the kids to sleep (we don't really think much about the table state, haha)

Supporter7 months ago

But yeah, cheese and crackers are a good choice, but if your going to have some nice meats with it you might want some toothpicks.

I think I mentioned that we did wine and cheese with Viticulture one night (I almost never drink wine but it was really cool to have it themed!)